Ringland is a practising lawyer. Born in Belfast in 1959, he played rugby for Queen’s University,
Ballymena, Ulster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions. He is a member of
the British Irish Association, a founder member of Re-Union which promoted a
positive vision of Unionism, was a member of the Ulster Unionist Party and now
has joined the Northern Ireland Conservatives. He is currently Chair of
Sport4Change facilitating co-operation between Ulster Rugby, Ulster GAA, the
Irish Football Association and PPI in promoting cross community work, including
the Game of Three Halves.